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  • in reply to: FA Cup Final Arsenal v Chelsea 1/08 5:30pm #140572 Score: 0
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    Moos, you’re probably right but you never know and the more who sign it there’s just a small chance we might get a break from Taylor officiating future Chelsea games.

    Former Premier League referee Clattenburg highlighted how Taylor should not have overseen the final in the first place.

    “An official is only supposed to oversee an FA Cup final once in a career but Saturday was Anthony Taylor’s second.

    “The FA bent their rules because they didn’t want a referee to have his big moment ruined by his family not being there due to the Covid-19 restrictions.”

    He also added that the Chelsea fans were right to be upset about some of the decisions, particularly Mateo Kovacic’s sending off.

    “In the case of Mateo Kovacic’s second yellow card, Chelsea were wronged,”

    in reply to: FA Cup Final Arsenal v Chelsea 1/08 5:30pm #140557 Score: 0
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    Jones or Taylor?😊

    in reply to: Chelsea Going Forward #140511 Score: 1
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    Paxton, if you knew True Blue from the Chelsea site and despite the fact that his post was much better left unsaid which he’s apologised for he’s not a troll and he’s explained why he said what he said and subsequently apologised for it.

    Things do sometimes get said on forums that shouldn’t be said and if the person responsible for that apologies hopefully we are all big enough going forwards to accept that apology.

    This is a Chelsea thread Paxton and by definition it’s focused on all things Chelsea if you don’t like reading what’s posted on here just skip the thread.

    I sense there is a broad desire from the majority to move on from all this and the Editor given what he recently posted on this thread clearly wants everybody to move on without any further conflict.

    Let’s all try and get back to discussing the football which seemed to be the direction we were beginning to go in.

    Nike19
    in reply to: Chelsea Going Forward #140483 Score: 0
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    Rice for Kante Chelseaman? Big call but it could make sense given Kante’s age v Rice’s and Kante’s injuries this season but Frank is a big fan of Kante’s too.

    What we need to do in the transfer market will require some big player sales too imo as well as trying to move on squad players.

    I think it will all become a bit clearer after the Bayern game.

    in reply to: Chelsea Going Forward #140456 Score: 0
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    “Chelsea have made N’Golo Kante and eight other players available for transfer this summer, according to reports. Frank Lampard has already strengthen his squad with the signings of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner ahead of the new season. But the Chelsea manager is keen to land Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz, as well as a new goalkeeper and a new left-back. Chelsea’s business in the transfer window this summer will also depend on their departures and according to The Times, the club are already open to offers for nine players.

    The report claims that Kante, who has started just 23 games this season due to an injury-hit campaign, has been made available despite being a key part of Chelsea’s midfield when fit. Kante’s fellow midfielder Ross Barkley is also available, while the club are looking to permanently offload Tiemoue Bakayoko, who has spent the season on loan at Monaco. Chelsea are open to offers for Ross Barkley.

    The report also claims that Chelsea are looking to overhaul their defensive options and the club are willing to listen to offers for Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen, Emerson Palmieri and Marcos Alonso. Chelsea are also looking to find buyers for Michy Batshuayi, who has one year left on his contract and made just 13 appearances this season, and Kepa Arrizabalaga, who was dropped by Lampard for the FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal on Saturday. However, Chelsea could struggle to find a buyer for Kepa following his poor performances this season.” ??? The Metro

    The above report is based on a report from the Times some are obvious Kante less obvious but it wouldn’t surprise me as he’s been very injury hit this season and at 29 time is running out for getting a meaningful price for him £100m to PSG would be perfect.😊

    I would be suprised if Kovacic is not on that list too!

    in reply to: Chelsea Going Forward #140442 Score: 0
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    I think we all need to try and get back to the footy now and put all this behind us.

    All water under the bridge now as far as I’m concerned.

    in reply to: Chelsea Going Forward #139709 Score: 0
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    There’s been a whole series of wrong decisions made by Taylor to the detriment of Chelsea that go back a long way which leaves a question mark hanging over Taylor re him handling Chelsea games going forwards hopefully the Club protests his involvement in future Chelsea games.

    in reply to: Chelsea Going Forward #139685 Score: 0
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    Always disappointing to lose a Cup Final but I wouldn’t want to swap places with Arsenal or any other Club right now.

    I think we’re in a really good place currently with what we’ve got, who we’ve bought, who we are seemingly likely to buy and who we’ve got coming through and then there’s Frank and Jody and the rest of the Chelsea Coaching team plus an owner who is commited to the Club and has been for 17 years now.

    I really think there are exciting times ahead for the Club and ultimately we’re likely to be pushing both Liverpool and City in the next couple of years.

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    Amid fears of a second wave and the lockdown already being strengthened to help save lives and in the middle of a Pandemic that has claimed even more lives than the Blitz I see the Covidiots were out in force in North London last night.

    in reply to: FA Cup Final Arsenal v Chelsea 1/08 5:30pm #139506 Score: 0
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    Moos, unfortunately officials make mistakes I really wouldn’t put it at more than that.

    Chelsea didn’t play to their potential but that aside everything went against Chelsea yesterday and the Pulisic injury and the ridiculous Kovacic sending off did Arsenal a huge favour.

    I think Pulisic would have probably scored bar the injury.

    I thought Frank should have taken Kovacic off at ht as I fully expected something like what happened to happen.

    There’s plenty to be cheerful about though and imagine a front 3 of Pulasuc, Werner and Ziyech with their pace.

    Unfortunately not the end to the season we wanted but given all the circumstances a very good first season for Frank.

    in reply to: FA Cup Final Arsenal v Chelsea 1/08 5:30pm #139498 Score: 1
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    Welcome Dandy good to see you on here buddie.

    Nike19
    in reply to: FA Cup Final Arsenal v Chelsea 1/08 5:30pm #139458 Score: 0
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    Chucky, yep you’re right they are one legged games with home or away decided by the draw but it’s still funny.😊

    in reply to: FA Cup Final Arsenal v Chelsea 1/08 5:30pm #139428 Score: 0
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    6 extra games Chucky 3 ties home and away.

    Every cloud has a silver lining.😊

    in reply to: Chelsea Going Forward #138970 Score: 0
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    Cheers Stevo. The CL has gone for this season unfortunately can’t see any way back from 3 nil down v Bayern in the Allianz.

    The injuries are a worry though especially Pulisic with the new season so close.

    in reply to: Chelsea Going Forward #138948 Score: 0
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    I was always worried after Kovacic got booked. Awful red by Johnson.

    Nothing went right for us today hopefully the players take that disappointment on board harness it and use it as a motivation for next season.

    in reply to: FA Cup Final Arsenal v Chelsea 1/08 5:30pm #138943 Score: 0
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    Nice touch from Luiz at the end.

    in reply to: FA Cup Final Arsenal v Chelsea 1/08 5:30pm #138940 Score: 1
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    Congrats to Arsenal and Stevo.

    Not Chelsea’s day today for all sorts of reasons not much went for us.

    Feel for Pedro he’s a Roma player from tomorrow too. Hope it’s not too serious.

    steveosnakeeye
    in reply to: FA Cup Final Arsenal v Chelsea 1/08 5:30pm #138813 Score: 0
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    No Willian suprised if he’s fit (it could indicate he’s off to Arsenal?) and Kante on the bench:

    Caballero; Azpilicueta (c), Zouma, Rudiger; James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Mount, Giroud, Pulisic.

    Subs Kepa, Tomori, Christensen, Emerson, Kante, Barkley, Pedro, Hudson-Odoi, Abraham

    in reply to: Chelsea Going Forward #138737 Score: 0
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    Chelsea have been linked with so many Keepers it’s difficult to know what’s true and what’s not true. Here’s the latest.

    “Chelsea will make Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan a priority target this summer if they manage to offload shot-stopper Kepa Arrizabalaga.

    Arrizabalaga joined Chelsea in a club record deal of £71.6m from Athletic Bilbao in 2018, but has struggled to live up to his billing at Stamford Bridge.

    The 25-year-old’s relationship with Chelsea Boss Frank Lampard has been strained and the Spaniard is tipped to leave Stamford Bridge this summer.

    According to French magazine Le 10 Sport, if Chelsea manage to offload Arrizabalaga, they will join the race for Lille custodian Maignan, who has been linked with Tottenham Hotspur as a long-term replacement for Hugo Lloris.”

    Offloading Kepa will be tough considering his season and realistically I can only see a possible loan move back to Spain without Marina can somehow wave her magic wand it would be a big big hit though on what we paid for Kepa that is likely to test the powers of even Marina’s wand.

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    Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmed that the club broke their transfer record following the capture of Victor Osimhen from Lille.

    The Nigeria international cost 70 million euros and if the wages and bonuses over the duration of his contract are included, the fee could rise to 100 million euros.

    Before Osimhen smashed the transfer record, Napoli’s most expensive acquisition was Gonzalo Higuaín, who cost €39 million when he was signed from Real Madrid in July 2013.

    Speaking with Sky Sport Italia on the signing of Osimhen, Laurentiis stated : “Gattuso and Giuntoli both wanted him, and they convinced me to part with €70m.

    “With bonuses it can rise to €80m, and if you consider the wages which rise over the course of the deal overall this is a €100m+ deal.

    “He is not a player we are expecting to be ready right away. He is not a 25-30 goal scorer, but he should bring an extra element of great play to the team, scoring and providing for his teammates”.

    Aurelio De Laurentiis confirmed that Osimhen will wear Napoli’s number 9 shirt for the upcoming season.

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